Constitution and Legislative Reform

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Kyrgyzstani women leaders organize to pass legislation to protect victims of domestic violence
Women in Kyrgyzstan face stark barriers to full political participation. Despite holding 23 seats in parliament, women reside in few leadership positions in parties. For example, Kyrgyzstan law requires that women make up every third name on a party...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kenya: No Women, No Elections
Kenya's rights activists are furious that the country's highest court "violated" women's constitutional rights by ruling against the implementation of a gender quota in parliament ahead of the 2013 general elections. Activists here are threatening...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Kenya's New Constitution: A New Beginning for Reforming Governance and Development in Kenya
NDI is pleased to welcome Kenya's new ambassador, Elkanah Odembo, to Washington, D.C. Following the historic constitutional referendum on Aug. 4 Amb. Odembo will discuss the new constitution and its implications for democratic development in Kenya....